Authorities Suspect Alcohol Involved in Fatal Police Chase Crash in Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news story published by 11alive.com, authorities suspect alcohol was involved in a fatal vehicle crash that occurred during a police chase in Atlanta, Georgia. One person was killed in the crash, and multiple others were injured, according to the news story.*
Georgia State Patrol says the events began at approximately 3:40 a.m., when a Dodge Challenger that was driving the wrong way on Spring Street pulled in front of a Trooper near 5th Street. The Trooper tried to perform a traffic stop, but the Dodge driver made a U-turn and sped away.
Authorities say the Dodge driver then led police on a chase on south Spring Street that continued onto the southbound Downtown Connector. That’s when the Dodge hit a Ford Expedition and a Nissan Altima at a high rate of speed, Troopers say.
The report from 11 Alive says that a 28-year-old man was killed in the crash. He had been riding in the Expedition, along with four other people from Florida, who were injured in the crash. The other people in the Expedition were not identified. Two people in the Altima were also injured, 11 Alive reports.
The Dodge driver got out of the vehicle after the collision and tried to run away on foot, but two Troopers caught up to him. He was identified as a 34-year-old man from Union City, Georgia. He refused a blood test, the report says, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, as well as charges of vehicular homicide, second-degree murder, felony fleeing, and serious injury by vehicle.
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